The Royal Family needs Harry and Meghan's 'star power' to survive, claims author

She criticised the couple for being 'hot headed' in their current dealings with the Royal Family

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The Royal Family needs the Duke and Duchess of Sussex due to the "star power" they yield according to former Vanity Fair editor, Tina Brown.

Ms Brown, the author of Princess Diana's biography and The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor - The Truth and the Turmoil, made the claims while appearing on the New York Times podcast while promoting her new book.

She criticised the couple for being "hot headed" in their current dealings with the Royal Family, and suggested they could be on better terms if this were not the case.

Author Tina Brown described Prince Harry as an 'impetuous man.' REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo
Author Tina Brown described Prince Harry as an 'impetuous man.' REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs/File Photo

The author added Harry is an "impetuous man" and the Palace always felt he was likely to leave.

She said that the reasons outlined to her for Harry's departure were "he was so fragile, so combustible, he was so unhappy, frankly, in the constraints of the royal family".

Tina Brown added that the couple's departure from royal life was a "disaster all round".

She said: "I actually think there is a Harry-shaped hole in the royal family now. And Harry was beloved, actually, by the British people. And people adored Meghan when she came into the mix.

"So it was actually very, very sad for everybody that it went so wrong because they actually need Harry and Meghan now. You should see, the queen is failing, and she’s very frail. They kind of need Harry and Meghan to bring that star power and to be on the balcony at the Jubilee. We have to have a Royal Family up there. We can’t have Andrew up there".

The Sussexes made the decision to leave royal life two years ago. REUTERS/Daphne Psaledakis
The Sussexes made the decision to leave royal life two years ago. REUTERS/Daphne Psaledakis

Ms Brown said Prince Harry could make a remarkable return to royal life once the Queen dies, but warned that Meghan "disliked" England.

She said: "I think that Harry is going to want to come back when the Queen dies to serve his country. And I think they will find a way to reel him in. And it’s possible that Meghan - maybe they will have a commuter arrangement. I don’t know. I don’t see Meghan ever wanting to go back. She disliked England".

The Queen is said to be 'keen' to see the couple return, along with her grandchildren, who she is yet to meet in person.
The Queen is said to be 'keen' to see the couple return, along with her grandchildren, who she is yet to meet in person.

The Queen and Prince Charles are said to be "keen" for Harry to make a return to the UK to celebrate 70 years on the throne for the Queen, along with his wife and children.

The hinderance is reported to be due to Harry's concerns with security, as the Duke of Sussex says he feels "unsafe" in England.

Buckingham Palace are said to have offered the Sussexes full armed security at all Royal Family events in June in a bid to reassure them.

Despite the assurances offers put forward by the Palace, Prince Harry remains undecided on whether to make the long haul trip from California.

A source told the Sunday Telegraph that the "ball was is in his court," as the Queen and Charles are "keen to welcome the Sussexes".

Harry, Meghan and their children, Lilibet and Archie, would be welcomed onto the Buckingham Palace balcony for an RAF flypast and the Trooping the Colour on June 2nd, the Queen's birthday.

Working events surrounding the Jubilee will be a no-go zone for the Sussexes, having relinquished royal duties when they opted to leave the country two years ago.